"Format de luxe, patrons edition, complete in four volumes"
"Sold only by subscription."
Title printed in red and black
Parts of plates accompanied by leaves with descriptive letterpress
"This edition comprises the first choice of selected sheets from the first impressions of the format de luxe of 'The Birds of California,' and its circulation is limited to an approved clientele of 250 names"--2nd leaf, following half title, in v. 1
Published in a variety of editions, all in 1923: Trade souvenir, Santa Barbara, Sunset, Booklovers', Students (in 3 v.), Stockholder's, Formant deluxe large paper (of 350 copies)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.
SCNHRB copy (39088015704489, 39088015704521, 39088015704562, 39088015704604) imperfect: lacking v. 1, p. 473-474, a duplicate p. 373-374 in its place [and] in v. 3, plate no. 226, opposite p. 1158
SCNHRB has copy no. 114, signed by the author
SCNHRB copy bound in original green leather, title in gilt on front cover and spines, embossed designs on spines, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt